No matter how you make your coffee, adopting these brewing basics for your morning routine will help you to produce coffee that’s not just delicious, but consistent and repeatable, too.
But first and foremost, this.
The quality of your ingredients is more important than your brew method, every time. No matter how expensive the brewer or elaborate the technique, you can’t brew great coffee with low quality, poorly-roasted, or stale beans.
Keep your coffee beans fresh.
It’s best to brew coffee beans within six weeks of when they’re roasted, or within two weeks of when the bag is opened. Coffee beans keep best at room temperature in the bag they’re packed in – never in the fridge.
Invest in a grinder.
For the best results, grind fresh. We can and do grind coffee for our customers, but those who invest in a grinder rarely regret it.
Brew using scales and a recipe
Weighing coffee beans and brewing water on a scale may initially feel strange, but the consistent, delicious results the effort yields quickly makes it feel normal. We suggest using 16g of coffee for every 250g of brewing water. As strange as it might feel, use scales and brew to a recipe. Start with a ratio of 16g of coffee per 250g of water and you’ll get consistently-great results.
Take a moment to enjoy it
The cup of coffee in front of you is the result of many years work. Now is a great time to take a minute to pause and consider what you’re tasting, as well as the journey of many hundreds of tiny miracles that made this cup of coffee possible.